'Irons Curtains of the First Kind'


from a British Newsmagazine

From 'The War Illustrated' : barbed wire fences along national borders.
The top 2 photos show the end of the trench line at the Swiss border
while the others show the electrified 'Wire of Death' between Belgium and the Netherlands.

An enlargement

An enlargement : Germans look at the body of an electrocuted would-be escapee

a gate guarded by German sentries

a border passage at Sint Anna Muyden